This isn’t something to feel bad about—if anything, learning to be slower, gentler, and more informed is the silver lining in 2021. To ease into new commitments, here’s an easy place to start: Give your beauty and skin regimen a waste-free makeover. In an industry full of plastic, single-use products, and harmful ingredients, looking at what you’re putting on your body and the Earth are small steps toward a better, more conscious you. Here are some of our favorite, innovated low- and no-waste beauty and skincare brands committed to keeping the earth (and your makeup drawer) clean. … [Read more...] about Clean up your beauty routine with these 6 low-waste brands
There’s always been a subculture of sewers who have made new pieces from vintage garments. Over the past five years, some of these makers have had success selling on resale marketplaces like Depop and Poshmark. (I recently profiled Bella McFadden, who earned more than $1.26 million on Depop selling upcycled fashion.) Labels like FanFare and Zero Waste Daniel focus exclusively on upcycling. Similar to Patagonia, Eileen Fisher also upcycles its own garments in-house. … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?
Crowd Curated Fancy is curated by its users, a cool-hunting, trend-forward bunch. Each of the 150 million objects currently on Fancy have been added by users who find things they like–and would want to purchase–anywhere on the Internet. And it doesn’t hurt to have tastemakers like Kanye West, Bar Refaeli, Ashton Kutcher, Salma Hayek, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Carmelo Anthony, Chef Tyler Florence, Rick Ross, Lauren Santo Domingo, DA Wallach, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tim Cook using the site either. … [Read more...] about What The Fancy Is Doing Right With Online Shopping
That’s more or less the flip side of Snapchat, where figuring the interface out can feel like a challenge that admits you into a private club, albeit a rather large one. For instance, rather than being playfully enigmatic like Snapchat—which dumps you into a live view of your smartphone’s camera the moment you launch the app—Instagram starts out by showing you friends who have posted new Stories. On Snapchat, when you peruse Stories, it can be tough to tell when one has ended and another has begun; to avoid that confusion within Instagram, Spalter’s design team created a nifty rotating-cube effect that provides an unmistakable line of demarcation. Instagram Stories also lets you rewind a story in progress to catch a moment you missed, an improvement that Snapchat found interesting enough that it also adopted the feature. … [Read more...] about How Instagram Changed—Before It Had To
In the end, one takeaway from Yelp’s data collection so far is that the overwhelming majority of businesses are meeting the minimum standard of social distancing and mask-wearing. “We did a dry run recently with all the systems in place, and we’ve seen about a couple hundred that are egregious offenders,” says Ramesh. “This is just meant to catch people that we know, confidently, are off-target. They’ve claimed that they’ve put something in place, but they haven’t enforced it. Most of them are doing a great job, and that’s a great thing.” … [Read more...] about Now Yelp’s users get to report on COVID-19 safety measures